Basic Raspberry Pi Set-up

Load the SD card

dd if=Desktop/Pi/2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/disk2

Then I was able to boot the Pi from the SD card. It should DHCP, so you can find it on your DHCP server logs. Then log in

ssh pi@pi-2

Password is raspberry. Change it!

Then run

sudo raspi-config

and expand the root partition and reboot.

Then get current and add a few basic utilities

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install rsync

As I like my normal environment, I brought stuff over from a Ubuntu

rsync .
rsync .
rsync -r
chown -R root:root .

Something on my Mac's dhcp server and dns was broken, so I hacked /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf to add

supersede domain-search "", "", "";
lease {
  interface eth0;
  option domain-name-servers;

There seemed to be problems with ntpd starting, so I installed ntpdate

sudo apt-get install ntpdate

and created an /etc/rc.conf

DAEMONS=(!hwclock ntpdate ntpd) 

I also followed the recipe for Enable Auto-Upgrade

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